Monday, April 10, 2006

Finding Sophie Milman

According to Jazz Week (4/10/06), BET J will air a profile on Canadian jazz vocalist Sophie Milman tonight and April 24th at 6:30 p.m. & 1:30 a.m., not that you’d know from the BET J website. Milman’s family emigrated from Russia to Israel for religious freedom, eventually settling in Canada. During their epic journeys, the Milman family held onto their precious American jazz records (once again a symbol of freedom), which would eventually inspire Sophie Milman’s musical career. Based on what I’ve read on-line, it would be interesting to hear more about Milman’s story so far, but BET J isn’t doing much to promote it, or its other Jazz Appreciation Month specials. That’s a shame.